Hello! The joy of being late with April's post means here I am again with May's post!
(Woohoo! I hear you shout-sarcastically)
I started May by returning home from holiday - a shocking change in temperature!
I've never been on such a quiet flight, there were 19 passengers that's it! Everyone looked like they'd fallen out because they had a row of seats each!
My may has been a post holiday roller coaster of pretending I'm still away and so eating and drinking as such. (Excuse: but it's been so sunny in England!) Then telling myself I need to get a grip and choosing ice lolly's opposed to magnums. Cue grumbles of objection from my stomach!
Here's my May.
A BBQ with a Bowfell starter!
May was the month I did my first Wainwright! and I am, as they say, proud as punch! (Do they still say that? actually what does it even mean?...)
I'm glad I did it, at times I thought my thighs would forever remain at a 90 degree angle ('there's no climbing' my friend said...) but I'm glad I did it.
My face resembled a beetroot and I used my inhaler twice to avoid panting to my death, but I'm glad I did it.
As we descended, my head was pounding and on the drive home I barfed into a hedge but I'm glad I did it!
All that aside, I shared a beautiful day with friends (their kids managed it without inhalers, barfing or trembling thighs!!) and the view from the top was simply stunning. I really felt like I was on top of the world. I developed a new found respect for all hikers and fell runners, in fact one even put me to shame!
As we neared the top, and I was close to tripping my friend up if she dared mutter the words 'it's just up here' again, an elderly fell runner ran past! His casual bank holiday Monday run up a mountain, shamed me into getting on with it!
The incentive of a BBQ also helped with our 6 hour wander (yes 6 hours) and was the main focus of our motivational chanting! A lazy, food filled evening in our friend's garden felt well earned I can tell you!
We did enjoy another BBQ with our friends in May, but that time I made sure to ask if it came with a Bowfell starter before I accepted!
Friendship is important!
It's important to encourage friends right? and it's our duty to show our friends love and support? So if they move to Spain to work for six months, it's only fair to pop round for a catch up...
I know what you're thinking, "You just got back from Greece!" I've told you before, I'm addicted and we only had to pay for flights - bonus!
It was just brilliant getting to share a small piece of their Spanish adventure, they showed us around, took us to delicious restaurants and they casually spoke Spanish as if they hadn't only been learning for 5 months! Talk about feeling like a tourist!
Ok so it was a bit of a working holiday and we took the laptop, but if you're going to work anyway, why not do it by the pool with an ice-cream?! Despite the working, we managed to squeeze in a swim, play zombies with the kids (as you do) and I Simply Sarah even bonded with their dogs!
It was an absolute privilege to invade their life in Spain!
The rest of this month was about catching up with friends, having family visit us (lots of kidders to play with!) and possibly the start of something exciting, nope I'm not telling! watch this space, I don't want to jinx it :)
So during May...
I reaffirmed that a positive attitude brings good things (thank you universe) Also, whether it's in Spain or the back garden, spending time with family and friends is pretty special!
And finally, I learned that living in the UK is better (and easier) when the sun comes out to play!
(2 weeks and counting!)
There you have it, month 5, done!
How was yours?
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